Born in the leafy suburbs of South West London, and raised on a musical diet of The Beatles, Stones, Kinks and Who, Tim was inspired to learn a few guitar chords after seeing the original English punk bands. He was soon writing songs and performing on the London pub circuit with his own 3-piece punk band, The Optics.
The Optics played for a few years before deciding to go their separate ways.
Tim bought a 4-track tape recorder and spent the next couple of years writing and recording, literally hundreds of songs.
He attracted the attention of Bill Wellings, a music industry veteran who made his fortune producing covers of original songs from the charts in the 60's and 70's.
He was impressed with Tim's songs, and signed Tim to a publishing deal.
They almost hit an instant home run when English ska band, Madness wanted to record one of Tim's songs for their next single. Madness ended up recording It Must Be Love, which went to number 4 in the UK charts.
One of Tim's songs was selected for consideration to represent England in the Eurovision Song Contest but didn't make the final cut.
Tim moved to the US in 1990 and lives in Santa Cruz, California, where he is a local favorite and performs frequently on the lively music scene. He writes and records in Trapdoor Studio.
Tim is a member of BMI, and can be reached here www.timsincere.com